Why The Stone Roses is still the coolest band in UK history
We could start the article with the words that The Stone Roses saved British rock music. That they became the reason for the appearance of Oasis, because they determined the…

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Finding a Job Like It: An Alternative Rock Star Career
Sometimes the crazy and bizarre world of music is not enough. Perhaps that is why some rock stars are engaged in extracurricular activities - anything from agriculture to piloting airplanes.…

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Straight from Nottingham: Interview with Jake Bugg
Our friend Jake Bugg sings like a chipmunk, spread rot "X Factor" and strumming an acoustic guitar as if he were in a folk band. The new Jake Bugg is…

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Indie labels: the best of the best

It is these labels that release interesting and unusual music. Have you ever noticed a small logo on the back of album covers of your favorite bands? This logo may be a sign of quality and good taste.

We will talk about the coolest of them: from the labels of Los Angeles and New York to the labels of London and Manchester, from Berlin and beyond.

Matador. In the history of Matador – the coolest representatives of the world of rock, indie and generally interesting music. Matador is a quality mark, in addition to this, the label builds excellent relations with musicians, and it is with them that Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius, Darkside, Cat Power, Savages, Pavement and Fucked Up work. Continue reading

10 tools that changed the world of music

The time has come to get into the dark closet and get out of there the ten most epochal musical instruments that have allowed music today to become what it is. So, 10 tools that forever changed the world of music.

Guitar Fender Telecaster
The first serial electric guitar with a solid, not acoustic or semi-acoustic soundboard. Then, however, it was called differently – Fender Broadcaster, and it looked a bit wrong, but in essence it is the same famous Telecaster, which musicians around the world use to this day. The name Telecaster was coined by Leo Fender in 1951. A brilliantly simple design that does not go out of fashion in any way, as well as the Continue reading

Mercury Prize Winners – Where Are They Now?

The Mercury Prize ‘2015 was awarded on November 20 in London, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the British-French artist Benjamin Clementine with the album “At Least for Now”.

Up until the ceremony of presenting the mood in the bookmakers did not cease: people made bets, wondered, the situation was heating up … But can we now remember the winner of the 2014 award? And the winner of 2013? What happens to those musicians who have been awarded all previous years? Some of them – for example, Arctic Monkeys, Suede, PJ Harvey – have paved their way to fame. Others disappeared without a trace. Let’s recall each of the Mercury Prize winners and their fate after receiving Continue reading

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These critics of yours are so dumb: interviews with Foals
Journalist Lisa Forster sings the praises of Foals' fourth album, What Went Down. This, however, does not negate the fact that when meeting with her, frontman Yannis Filippakis and guitarist…

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The greatest show on Earth: on tour with Muse
Matt Bellamy jokingly calls his group "worldwide ambassadors of fear and paranoia." According to Dorian Linsky, who joined Muse on the road and on stage during their stay in Canada,…

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Jimi Hendrix: and the gods made love
In the beginning were The Beatles. They brought music. Then Dylan came and he brought the Word. And then there was Hendrix. His gift was the guitar. And with it,…

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Age is not a barrier: an interview with New Order
Everyone almost came to terms with the fact that, over the past 35 years, New Order played only a couple of concerts with hits that everyone heard for 100 laps,…

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